Rockwell Collins and PowerTrunk to deploy radio platform at John F Kennedy Airport

17 May 2015 (Last Updated May 17th, 2015 18:30)

Aviation electronic technology manufacturer Rockwell Collins has partnered with PowerTrunk to install the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) platform at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in the US.

Aviation electronic technology manufacturer Rockwell Collins has partnered with PowerTrunk to install the Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) platform at New York's John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in the US.

The TETRA platform will equip the airport with a range of telephone-like voice and data services for clear connectivity along with enhanced voice clarity for radio communication, improved radio frequency spectrum efficiency for supporting multiple simultaneous conversations and an open standard to accommodate new technologies.

The initiative is a part of the airport to upgrade to Rockwell's Arinc GLOBALink network that helps air crews communicate and exchange vital information with airline ramp area personnel, airline passenger services, ground handlers, terminal security teams and airport ground support staff seamlessly without interruption.

"TETRA is an ideal communications technology for airport and airline use."

Arinc GLOBALink comprises data link messaging solutions, flight crew security and mobility services along with aircraft tracking and weather applications and has been in use at JFK since 2001.

This is the second collaboration between the two companies. Previously, Rockwell Collins and PowerTrunk had joined forces to install TETRA at Los Angeles International Airport , in the first deployment of the technology at a North American airport.

PowerTrunk vice-president of business development Carlos Fernandez had said during the previous installation: "TETRA is an ideal communications technology for airport and airline use.

"It uniquely combines telephone-like voice and data services with dynamically configurable group call capability in a single, privately operated radio network platform."

Headquartered in New Jersey, PowerTrunk is a subsidiary of Teltronic that handles business development, distribution, and customer support for Teltronic land mobile radio projects in North America.